I shouldn't complain about the wait too much because the treadmill was bound to break eventually, and at least this way it broke while still under warranty and during off season for training. I've still be able to use the jogging stroller and get some miles in that way. My daily life is pretty active too so it's not like I'm stuck behind a desk all day doing actual work. I think I even picked up extra miles taking Faith to Target yesterday.
My treadmill parts were slated to be delivered on Tuesday, but they actually came a day early! It's a Christmas miracle! There is one minor complication (of course). While the parts were still under warranty, labor was not so this means I need to do the repairs myself. I had my husband walk me through all the steps and show me the various tools I'll need to use yesterday so I should be good to go. How hard can it be? I have total confidence.
I got the box inside with no problems. I totally nailed this part.
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I even got it out of the box without any problems.
|Heavier than it looks|
After that, I had a period of intense frustration in realizing I have absolutely no real life skills and can't even use a screwdriver successfully, and then a feeling of total euphoria when I got it all together and the treadmill screen turned on.
After that, I had to follow some steps to calibrate the treadmill. It seemed easy enough, but when I got to last step, I just got a "Low Speed" error. I tried again two more times and got the same error. This means my treadmill isn't anymore useful today than it was yesterday when it was lying in pieces in my basement.
My big plan is to call tech support when they open tomorrow and see if they can help me fix this computer error. My back up plan for that is to join the gym for a month, but that still doesn't solve my "I want to run additional miles while the kids are sleeping" issue, but it does solve my bad weather complication of running with little kids. We'll buy a new treadmill if we have to, but this one is still under warranty so I'm hoping (FERVENTLY) that this can be resolved quickly and without dropping a grand.
Looks like we're going to have Day Eight of the Treadmill Drought of 2013. Let's hope there is no Day Nine.
Are you good with assembling things and using tools? I can put stuff together like strollers, but if it involves screws of varying sizes and purposes, I'm in trouble.
Are you tired of my dramatic treadmill whining yet? I know I am.